History can’t preserve itself. Most cars, on the other hand, may soon be driving themselves. This week on PreserveCast, we talk to Atul Sharma, an urban planning expert in Maryland who’s been working all over the country and now focusing on Montgomery County right here in Maryland. Atul’s work has recently included preparing for self-driving cars and how such a massive technological shift will impact everyday communities as well as our state’s historic areas.
When you picture a historic cemetery, you probably imagine a place that’s calm and serene…when you picture cemetery preservation, the fact is that the work done by folks like our guest this week Eileen McGuckian, of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, requires a lively energy and lots of grassroots enthusiasm.
On this episode of PreserveCast, we’ll hear from Dru Schmidt-Perkins from 1000 Friends of Maryland about their advocacy on behalf of smart growth policies for Maryland. That includes comprehensive growth planning, rural land conservation and historic preservation, citing renewable energy, and creating the communities all Marylanders deserve.
Preservation engineer, Mat Daw from Keast & Hood, is on Preservation Maryland’s speed dial for times when the organization needs his expertise to assess threatened buildings and to respond to emergency situations. Mat’s work takes him all over the world, and you can hear all about it on this episode of PreserveCast: